Zeta Major

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Zeta Major
Zeta Major.jpg
Author Simon Messingham
Series Doctor Who book:
Past Doctor Adventures
Release number
Subject Featuring:
Fifth Doctor
Tegan and Nyssa
Set in Period between
Arc of Infinity and Snakedance
Publisher BBC Books
Publication date
July 1998
Pages 282
ISBN 0-563-40597-X
Preceded by Mission: Impractical
Followed by Dreams of Empire

Zeta Major is a BBC Books original novel written by Simon Messingham and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features the Fifth Doctor, Tegan, and Nyssa. It is a sequel to the television serial Planet of Evil.


The Fifth Doctor returns to the planet Morestra, which he had visited two thousand years ago. The ruling class has become a theocracy and is trying to return to stealing crystals from Zeta Minor. This energy-granting plan did not work so well long ago and is again causing problems now. The Doctor tries to deal with the fallout of this situation while his companions are sucked into Morestra court intrigue.

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